Rep. Blackburn defended the birthers this way:
"As people questioned Barry Goldwater, John McCain..ah, President Obama, people began to say, I can't believe you don't have to show an I.D. or you don't have to show some kind a information to prove who you say you are."She really thinks that someone just "applies," anonymously, and runs for president? I'm assuming she's unaware of the presidential vetting process?
Rep. Barbara Lee nails the real reason why there is any controversy, racism.